July 5, 2016

North Dakota Farm Group Wants Price Protections for Milk

 |  By: Associated Press

The North Dakota Farmers Union will fight for better price protections for milk to stimulate the state's slumping dairy industry, the group's president said.

Watne said the price paid by consumers is not representative of the price paid to producers. The additional cost is "added by people beyond the farm gate," he told the Bismarck Tribune.

Watne said his group has joined farm union groups from Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and California to lobby lawmakers for a higher price point that will cover the cost of milk and "allow dairies to survive."